Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken

By Tessa Arias
April 23rd, 2014
5 from 1 vote
5 from 1 vote

Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken is perfectly fresh, flavorful, and easy and is my new favorite way to make chicken breasts. No boring bland chicken here!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

TASTE: Bursting with fresh, citrusy, sweet, spicy, and savory flavors.
TEXTURE: Super juicy and moist.
EASE: Very easy – watch the video to see how I make them!
APPEARANCE: Just like at a restaurant!
PROS: Healthy, fresh, flavorful, easy, everyday food.
CONS: Absolutely none!
WOULD I MAKE THIS AGAIN? Absolutely yes.

Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken is perfectly fresh, flavorful, and easy and is my new favorite way to make chicken breasts. No boring bland chicken here!
Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken

Do you ever wonder what life would be like without modern technology and media? Without Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs? Sometimes when I’m staring at my iPhone screen I wonder just how many tens of thousands of times I’ve gazed at that one same screen? How would I navigate the world without GPS and Google Maps? How would I find random bits of information without Google? How would I would follow the daily lives of friends and even celebrities like a stop-motion movie playing before my eyes? Sometimes I wonder what the negative consequences are in relying so heavily on modern technology and media, but then again I would not be doing what I do without any of it.

I can only imagine what the next ten or twenty years will bring us. Hopefully food blogs will still exist because I love sharing my favorite recipes with you all. Today’s Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken recipe is no different, I think it’ll become a staple in your weekly meals because it’s pretty much perfect. It’s everything you could want in a recipe – fresh, flavorful, easy and healthy. It’s a basic marinade for chicken that tastes extra wonderful when grilled, though you can cook the chicken any way you’d like. Watch the video to see exactly how I make it and let me know what you think!

Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken - so easy and flavorful!

5 from 1 vote

How to make
Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Inactive Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 27 minutes
Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken is perfectly fresh, flavorful, and easy and is my new favorite way to make chicken breasts. No boring bland chicken here!


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest and juice of two limes
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)


  1. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, olive oil, lime zest and juice, garlic cloves, Sriarcha, and salt. Place the chicken in a gallon sized ziptop bag or other resealable container and pour the marinade mixture all over the chicken. Seal the container and shake to coat completely. Let marinade for at least four hours or overnight. Remove the chicken from the marinade before grilling, discarding the leftover marinade.
  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350°F to 450°F). Grill the chicken with the lid closed as much as possible until the meat is firm and opaque with an internal temperature of 165°F, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Daniel Sigmon — June 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

    This recipe is amazing and great! Thanks for sharing this information!

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    Sabrina Gonzalez — January 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    How many calories is this recipe?

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    Stephanie — March 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Came across this recipe about a month ago and I make it every week for my lunches! It has everything you could ask for! Sweet yet savoury with a little bit of spice! I bake it at 450 for 16 minutes but i cut my chicken in strips!
    Thanks for the recipe I call it my crack chicken!!

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    Sana — January 17, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Hi Tessa! This sounds wonderful and can’t wait to try it it. Would this recipe still taste the same if I freeze the chicken with the marinade? I’d like to be able to have it already prepared and just be able to thaw and grill for those busy weeknights. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks.

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      Tessa — January 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      I don’t see why that wouldn’t work! I would just be careful of letting the defrosted chicken sit in the marinade too long because of the lime juice.

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    Jessica — July 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    What sides would you make with this? I was thinking potatoes and cauliflower, but I don’t know what earthy flavors would complement the lime and honey.

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    Samantha — December 3, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Love this. So simple and delicious served over white lime cilantro Rice with Black Beans, Yumm!!

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    Ann — October 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    can I bake this instead? If so, what temperature and for how long? Thanks!

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      Tessa — October 27, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      I would say 350°F for 20-30 min depending on the size of the chicken breasts.

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    PriinceAeC — October 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Just tried it. I replaced limes with rice vinegear to have a less fruity flavour and this came out ridculously tasty. Everyone loved it 😀

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    Megan — July 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I made this tonight and LOVED it! I cut the sriracha sauce in half because my boyfriend doesn’t like too much heat, added an extra lime because I had 3 on hand and they were small, and omitted the salt because I had full-sodium soy sauce. It turned out great–we both loved it!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! 🙂

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    Lisa — June 11, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Made it tonight and 2 out of 3 kids liked it a lot! I’m definitely going to try it with thighs next time. Great recipe! Thank you.

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    Edyta @ Innocent Delight — June 4, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I love this idea. I make chicken with honey, soy sauce and garlic, but adding lime and siracha sounds so good! Thank you for that 🙂

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    Michelle — May 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I just made this chicken tonight for dinner, everybody loved it! Thanks for the great recipe, it’s a keeper!

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      Tessa — May 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Awesome! I’m glad everybody enjoyed the recipe.

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    randy — May 6, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Could you use chicken thighs instead for this?

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      Tessa — May 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm


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    Christine — April 26, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This sounds delicious! What do you recommend serving it with?

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    Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife} — April 25, 2014 at 7:11 am

    These flavors sound perfect for the Summer; I love grilling chicken!

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    Janine — April 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    OMG…I was fortunate enough to have the ingredients on hand – made it for dinner tonight – absolutely delish!! If you don’t like things spicy just back off on the Srirachi sauce. I think I’ll add pineapple rice to go with it next time. It will burn easily due to the honey, so spray down the grill grate & keep an eye on it, it turned out just like the picture & only took 10 min to prepare marinade. Excellent recipe Tessa – as always – you’ve got some ‘mad skills’ & I look forward to your emails & recipes!

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    Candice — April 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Great recipe..can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  18. #
    Gaby — April 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Fantastic flavors, definitely need this on the menu soon!

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — April 23, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Love this recipe!! Perfect timing .. now that it’s Spring, we can actually grill outside again! 🙂

  20. #
    Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 23, 2014 at 4:40 am

    This chicken looks amazing! I love all the flavors in it 🙂

  21. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 23, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Honey lime salad dressing is always my favorite on restaurant salads…but on chicken with some sriracha? Double yum! Love this easy meal for the Summer Tessa! Pinned 🙂

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